The Bluffton Literary Journal

Bridge Literary Journal

Are you a writer?

Young writers, between the ages of 14 and 24, are invited to submit works for consideration for publication in Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal.  Our editorial associates are looking for writing that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder, original writing that delights and challenges us.

Bridge accepts fiction, creative nonfiction (memoir, narrative and lyrical essays), journalism, poetry, and dramatic works for stage or screen.  Our next edition will appear online in December 2017. While the deadline for the online issue is past, submissions for the spring print issue will open soon. Got something great? Send it soon!

If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please review the details for submission.

Inaugural edition

The first printed edition of Bridge was published in spring 2017

To order copies:

Copies of the print edition of Bridge are $8 each (this includes postage anywhere in the U.S. For international orders, please email us). To place your order, please send a check or money order payable to “Bluffton University- Bridge” to the following address:

Bluffton University, 1 University Drive, Box 125, Bluffton, OH 45817.

Full text of Elizabeth Perkins’ Nona 

Dear Readers: We didn’t have quite enough space in our print edition to feature the entirety of Elizabeth Perkins’ play, “Nona.” We offer it here for your reading pleasure. 
Jamie Lyn (Smith) Fletcher, Editor

"Nona" by Elizabeth Perkins